A 22-year-old man dies at around 1 A.M. Sunday in Okeechobee County due to a fatal head-on collision of U.S. Route 441.
According to Florida Highway Patrol officials, 43-year-old Jerome Storie was traveling in the wrong direction of the northbound lanes of U.S. 441 in his 2004 Chevrolet Silverado.
Storie struck a Chrysler 300 head-on which was driven by 22-year-old Diego Vega.
Vega was pronounced dead at the scene by Okeechobee County’s Fire Rescue.
Storie was airlifted to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center where he’s in critical condition.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol.